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Three lessons for Asia from the world's top megacities

Sustainable urbanization is the key to rebuilding after the pandemic

| Singapore
Cyclists ride past the city skyline in Singapore on June 19: adapting existing road infrastructure to be more bicycle-friendly would be a welcome consequence of the pandemic.   © Getty Images

Curtis S. Chin, a former U.S. ambassador to the Asian Development Bank, is the inaugural Asia fellow of the Milken Institute. Abhinav Seetharaman is the Princeton-in-Asia fellow at the Milken Institute Asia Center in Singapore.

Governments worldwide have enacted policies aimed at revitalizing domestic economies in the wake of COVID-19-driven shutdowns. In Asia, with its crowded urban centers, it is also time to rethink infrastructure development.

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